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Matthew Perry      

Actor & Recovery Advocate, Known for "Friends"

Best known for his successful career on the TV series "Friends," Matthew Perry is also a passionate advocate for treatment and recovery support for substance abuse addicts and alcoholics.

On one of his visits to Washington, D.C., Matthew was honored by the Obama Administration’s Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) at the White House with the Champion of Recovery Award, the highest ranking honor he could receive. Gil Kerlikowske, Director of National Drug Policy at the ONDCP, has been quoted as saying that “Matthew is the one person in the private sector” he would draft as spokesperson for the Federal government regarding the dangers of prescription drugs.

As an Ambassador for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP), Matthew has been to Capitol Hill several times to lobby for the additional funding needed to expand access to drug courts across the United States. Drug courts have been shown to be a less expensive and more effective alternative to prison for nonviolent drug-addicted offenders who are instead entered into court-supervised treatment programs.

In 2011, Matthew was presented with the All Rise Ambassador Award by the NADCP for his tireless advocacy efforts for drug courts. He is also the founder of Perry House, a sober living residence for men starting their journey towards recovery.

Most recently, Perry was cast as Ted Kennedy in "The Kennedys-After Camelot," the follow up to the award winning "The Kennedys." The new four hour miniseries is based on the "New York Times" best seller, “After Camelot: A Personal History of the Kennedy Family 1968 to the Present” by best-selling author and biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli and will premiere on REELZ in spring 2017. Perry will also serve as an executive producer.

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Matthew Perry recalls drug use during "Friends" - CBS News

The actor opened up about hiding his addiction from co-stars and how he has trouble even looking at photos from that era.

Matthew Perry To Be Honored At Triumph For Teens Gala

Actor and humanitarian Matthew Perry will receive the “2015 Phoenix Rising Award” and former Los Angeles Mayor and civic leader, the Honorable Antonio Villaraigosa, the “2015 Public Service Award” at the 12th Annual Triumph for Teens Awards Gala, Monday, June 15th, 2015 at the Montage Beverly Hills.

Matthew Perry to Star as Ted Kennedy in Reelz 'The Kennedys ...

Matthew Perry will play Ted Kennedy in "The Kennedys -- After Camelot," Reelz's follow-up to the 2011 miniseries "The Kennedys," Variety has learned.

Matthew Perry isn't sad he missed 'Friends' reunion - NY Daily News

Even Matthew Perry isn't coming to the defense of the “Friends" reunion.

Matthew Perry Isn't Too Upset About Missing That 'Friends' Reunion ...

So no one told us he was gonna to be this way. (Clap, clap, clap, clap.) Matthew Perry, who played Chandler Bing on “Friends,” was the only cast member ...

Matthew Perry can't remember three years of 'Friends' - NY Daily News

Most people can name their favorite “Friends” episode but Matthew Perry can't.

Matthew Perry Says Past Substance Abuse Has Caused Him to ...

While playing the role of a lifetime, Matthew Perry was battling addiction. During a recent interview on BBC Radio 2 in Britain, the 46-year-old actor found himself  ...

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